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US Retail Sales Hit High in June
US retail sales rose in June, amid improved consumer sentiment and a healthier economic outlook, according to the National
News Jul 22, 2019 Rapaport News
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Botswana Diamonds to Start Selling by End of Year
Botswana Diamonds has raised the funds needed to continue operations, and expects to hold its first sale
News Jul 22, 2019 Rapaport News
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Petra to Reduce Production Amid Weak Prices
Shares in Petra Diamonds slipped 6% in early trading Monday after the miner reported it would lower its production
News Jul 22, 2019 Rapaport News
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Jewelry Business Closure Rate Drops
The US jewelry trade continued to contract in the second quarter, but the rate of downsizing has slowed from
News Jul 21, 2019 Rapaport News
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Low Grades Dent Mountain Province Output
Production at Gahcho Kué dropped 10% year on year to 1.7 million carats in the second quarter, as mining took
News Jul 21, 2019 Rapaport News
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Hong Kong Slowdown Hits Swiss Watches
Swiss watch exports fell 11% to CHF 1.74 billion ($1.77 billion) in June, amid a continued downturn in Hong
News Jul 21, 2019 Rapaport News
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Lucara Names 1,758ct. Diamond ‘Rare Find’
Botswana’s largest rough diamond now has a name, following a public contest held by Lucara Diamond Corp. The
News Jul 21, 2019 Rapaport News
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Belgium Trade Cuts Diamond-Research Funding
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) will no longer provide financial backing to the city’s diamond-technology unit,
News Jul 21, 2019 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment
Diamond market weak due to summer slowdown and sluggish dealer demand. Manufacturers frustrated by tight profit margins
News Jul 18, 2019 Rapaport News
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India: Market Still Slow
Fewer transactions than this time last year, despite strong foreign-dealer presence in Mumbai. Buyers looking for
Statistics Jul 18, 2019 Rapaport News
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Diamond Glut Prompts De Beers to Slash Production
De Beers has lowered its production forecast for this year, noting that weakness in the diamond trade
News Jul 18, 2019 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Falls Victim to Changing Retail Practices
Retailers’ attempts to maintain low diamond inventories are hurting demand across the trade, Alrosa warned after
News Jul 18, 2019 Rapaport News
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China Lifts Richemont Jewelry Revenue
Sales at Richemont’s jewelry brands increased 10% in the first fiscal quarter, as lower value-added tax and customs
News Jul 18, 2019 Rapaport News
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Chow Tai Fook China Sales Rise
Sales in Chow Tai Fook’s mainland China stores grew strongly in the first fiscal quarter, while purchases
News Jul 18, 2019 Rapaport News
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Judge Calls Out Signet over Suit Dispute
A New York judge has refused to back down after ruling that Signet Jewelers’ comments about the
News Jul 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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WJA Awards over $65K to 49 Recipients
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has revealed the winners of its 2019 Excellence Awards scholarships and
News Jul 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Partners with Zimbabwe Mining Company
Alrosa has agreed to a joint venture with national miner Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) for exploring
News Jul 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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Lulo Revenue Up in Second Quarter
Sales of rough from Lucapa Diamond Company’s Lulo mine doubled to $10 million in the second quarter, reflecting
News Jul 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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Gem Diamonds Unearths 140ct. Rough
Gem Diamonds has recovered a white diamond weighing 140 carats, the second over 100 carats it has
News Jul 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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Rio Tinto Output Falls in 1H
Diamond production at Rio Tinto dropped 10% year on year in the first half of 2019, as the miner recovered
News Jul 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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